Then came 1993 and the new Marlins and Rockies franchises. While they weren't the first new baseball teams in my lifetime, they were the first that I really knew of. I was around six months old when the Mariners and Blue Jays got their starts. I liked both teams mostly because of colors, teal and purple. Not that I particularly liked either of those colors, they were different than everyone else. My favorite cards in my first set 1986 Topps were Oakland A's because they were the only team with green team letters.
After a couple of years, it seemed liked every team had a teal uniform.
|What was Bud Selig thinking?|
So I backed off the Marlins and suddenly the Rockies were my new favorite team. Now regarding the headline, I am about the least fashion conscious person on Earth.
I like these uniforms.
|How can you not love the striped stovepipe cap?|
|Well maybe not these, seriously their colors are the same as various human waste products.|
I do like being different. Purple team colors were different than everything else in baseball at the time, so I gravitated toward it. Of course, once I started regularly watching the team the Blake Street Bombers won me over. But it all started with The Color Purple.